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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Myxomatosis, Insect vector, Rabbit, Rabbit disease, Virus, Virus pest control, Pest control

First Page Number

87

Last Page Number

98

Abstract

The rabbit is undoubtedly the greatest single pest with which agriculturalists in this country have to contend. It is, therefore, not surprising that any new and promising method of controlling the pest should be greeted with considerable interest. Although a great deal has already been written regarding the myxomatosis virus a brief and co-ordinated summary of the situation as it now exists in Australia, with particular reference to this State, should prove of value as a guide to the wider establishment of the disease next summer.

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